2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI Long-Term Road Test

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI: Tire Puncture Repaired

October 21, 2013

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI

A couple of days ago the tire pressure warning light illuminated in our 2013 Volkswagen Passat. It happened in the morning, and I thought it might be due to the colder temperatures recently. But no such luck. The Passat had a screw firmly implanted in its front passenger-side tire.

Fortunately, the leak was slow enough that I could make it over to a local tire shop (Tire Pros in Fresno, Calif.) that I find to be reputable. They were able to fit me in quickly, and I was back on the road in less than an hour. Cost: $20 for the repair.

I'm writing this update a few days later, and so far all seems well with the tire.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 8,792 miles


  • yellowbal yellowbal Posts:

    Do you lose the speed rating after a repair? Most tire manufacturers void the speed rating after a repair so then you should only drive up to 85mph.

  • noburgers noburgers Posts:

    You guys and tires.....

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